Women at money management firms join in effort to increase female leadership – Pensions & Investments

Women from the world of money management are lending their voices to an initiative that aims to increase the visibility of female leaders and male allies in the industry.

The initiative, launched by knowledge-sharing platform Lynk, will feature editorial articles and live events with women from the buy side and across all regions. Representatives from Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC, Schroders PLC and BNY Mellon Investment Management are involved, a Lynk news release said.

“I’m excited to participate in this initiative that helps promote diversity on the buy side,” Kimberley Stafford, managing director and head of Asia-Pacific at PIMCO, said in an email. “We seek to build this into an effective platform where buy-side leaders and members can exchange ideas, support female professionals throughout their careers and inspire a new generation of strong talent to join the buy side.”

The first article in the series was published last month and the first interview was with insurance firm AIA Singapore’s CIO, Chunyen Liu, a spokeswoman for Lynk said.

The initiative consists of weekly editorials, and executives are targeting quarterly live events.

Ms. Stafford spoke at an online webinar this month on environmental, social and governance issues in a post-pandemic world. She will continue to engage and participate where appropriate, a PIMCO spokeswoman added.

Further details on Buyside Power Women are available on Lynk’s website.

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